- One job well done, please.
The curtain on the stage is falling down – at least for my part for this time. As always, I have been in the production team, using my skills and magic to make dreams become true. Working in the shadows is my trade, hidden from the viewers. This has been my sixth or eighth festival that I have been building in successively years. Spending months and months just for planning and preparing, organizing and solving requests, needs and targets. Long days and sometimes long evenings and nights – before the actual festival, that is. So far I have succeeded to maintain an illusion of festivals being easy to produce. But trust me when I say that it’s a full day’s work for months prior of the Big Day(s). The curtain is down, and I pull a hoodie over my superhero spandex, grab my technomage’s staff from the corner before I exit to the quiet streets lit by looming moonlight, mist twirling around my legs as I splash my way over the vet tarmac. Once more my work is done. I give myself a mental pat on my back, knowing that I’ve done best what I could with the limited resources and time I was given. Sometimes conjuring little miracles out of almost thin air to twist reality and make impossible possible. I guess only few people truly realize how much work and effort a good show requires nowadays. While I walk down the quiet street, I try to imagine what good I have been able to accomplish this time. Mostly my efforts seem to bear no fruit, and many fruits fall beyond my line of sight, and beyond my capability of reading the future. I do not know which of my acts carry beyond decades to come, changing some other unknown alien’s life to an unimaginable direction, hopefully for his or her or it’s benefit and better and more hopeful future. Which is one of the reasons I do like to remain in the shadows, creating new possibilities and faiths for audiences I never meet in person. I cannot take any credit of creating a successful festival all by myself. On the contrary, this is teamwork. We rely on each others, promoting our individual skills and thoughts, uniting in the creation to produce something unique, something that is worth of remembering. It’s good work, and even as I feel exhausted and ready to fall into stupor for a week or so, I know that I have done good. Looking the eyes of my companions I know they feel the same way. I have served, we have served well again, using our talents for changing the world. I know I cannot change the world alone, but maybe with co-operation we all can guide the world to move to a direction we want it to move to.
- 4 programs for people who loves to dance and move their body
You know that kid who can’t stay still but is always hand standing or jumping around? Well, that kid was me. Expressing my feelings by movement has been natural for me and fortunately I was able to take dance lessons and channel my energy to a sport I loved. During the years movement has become an art form where I can express myself. Even if it is just dancing at home or making choreography for my team it is a way to use my creativity and share with others. Physical movement is also an opportunity to make change in society and break barriers as it offers us the possibility to come together and share without words or common language. Check here my tips to join the movement by moving your body during festival week! 1. Dancing is for everyone! Danceability Workshop Tuesday 15th of September 15:00-16:00 finnish time 13:00-14:00 scottish time 5am-6am Pacific “In this workshop, we work with movement improvisation and finding what is available to everyone to find the common group language so we can have fun moving together. You do not need any experience - all you need is a body to join!” I am a person who loves to do improvisation during dancing and just go out and dance with others. During the times of the pandemic this has not been possible so I am really looking forward to joining others to dance together and have fun! 2. A stage without boundaries - a dance movie Tuesday 15th of September 18:00-19:00 finnish time 16:00-17:00 scottish time 8am-9am Pacific “This is a dance movie where mountain tops, ancient theaters to the livingroom become the stage.” When I first met Gizem in a remote meeting I was so impressed with her idea of a stage and inspired the courage to go out and express herself through dancing. After the meeting I felt like I could just go out and dance! Even if I did not have actual courage to do that I feel like the world would be a better place if we would dance more in public. Maybe I start my dancing journey somewhere in the woods in Finland and work up from that. However see the movie to get inspired and come to join the Q&A after the movie in Zoom! 3. Nora Amin: UnlOcking 3 Friday 18th of September 16:30-17:30 finnish time 14:30-16:30 scottish time 6.30am-7.30am Pacific “Join Nora Amin as she conducts a Lecture/masterclass on dance, activism & healing rituals. An interactive online lecture/talk that includes active participation from all viewers, to explore dance practises that address personal experiences, diverse corporealities and performative activism.” Amin’s workshop sounds really interesting one! The best thing about the digital festival is that people are able to share with others around the world and the physical place does not matter if you just have an internet connection. Really excited to be able to do this one at home! 4. Yoga and Meditation by Sue Darling Elivique 19th Saturday 19:30-21:00 finnish time 17:30-19:00 scottish time 09:30 am-11am Pacific “Join Sue Darling for her special yoga class. This special class will focus on as many people around the world gathering together, to practice UNITY while generating positive, peaceful energy…and exploring our self from the inside.” I have tried yoga many times in my life but I felt for a long time that I don't really get it. To be honest I just felt stupid when doing yoga and trying to listen my body and breath when I was used to drive my body to it’s limits during sports. However last year was a breakthrough for me when I had already given up and thought that yoga is not for me. I attended yoga class at the university when I was living abroad and felt that something was different. Since then I have been exploring yoga! This class is something I am really looking forward to and a perfect way to spend the last day of the festival. Anita Festival coordinator
- Welcome to the No Labels No Walls + We Are One Festival 2020
No Labels No Walls + We Are One Festival 2020 is the culmination of collaboration and volunteerism in the time of global Covid-19 crisis The international No Labels No Walls + We Are One festival on 14. - 19.9.2020 brings people together from all over the world to celebrate humanity and to create positive social change. The Festival offers art, culture and action and will happen totally online and is free for everybody to join and enjoy! The program consists of over 50 different events consisting of art, music, dance, discussions, workshops, talks and other performances streamed to the audience live through the No Labels No Walls website and other digital platforms. Digital festival offers new opportunities and possibilities “When the Corona situation happened we started to think of opportunities to create a festival in a safe way. The starting point was, that the festival is going to happen, because these dire times demand a feeling, that we are in this together.” comments Markus Vähälä the coordinator of the No Labels No Walls network. At the same time the duration of the festival grew to a six day event due to demand. The festival is mostly created through volunteer action and will stream live and pre recorded content for six days straight. “I don’t think that this has ever been done like this before, as a co-designed co-created collaboration of international and local people and NGO’s.” says Vähälä. The NGO’s should be frontrunners in their ability to create positive change while being agile and courageous. Their ability to offer possibilities to act and be active in new ways that engage people individually and collectively is essential. This is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to find a connection with other people regardless of people’s origin and background and to learn and share. Together we are more, together we are stronger in our ability to create a better global society for all citizens.” The co-creation of the festival has demanded a new way of thinking, collaboration and courage to experiment something that did not have a certain form at the beginning. “The production of the festival is constantly changing and being redesigned. It is a continuous process, where we experiment and restructure our action based on feedback and data. The technical production of the festival is a collaborative effort together with the students and teachers in Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. The Festival connects Taking the festival online and expanding the program means that more people can produce and enjoy the festival without the limits of time and location. There was an open call for contributors and everybody got a chance to bring their talent and skills to the festival and to inspire other people. The only demand was to share and respect the values of the No Labels No Walls movement. The main festival organizers provide programs from Finland, Scotland and the USA. The open call has attracted contributors from all over the world for example from South-Africa, Sweden, India and Turkey. “The Strindberg Laboratory is proud to co-create this year’s virtual festival. We are so excited to have organizations and individuals participating, connecting and sharing with people around the world on culture, art and issues that affect all of us. This virtual festival is a chance to show what drives us to make the world a little bit better. From California and from across the United States, we have organizations and people from Trans Rights groups, Labor unions, civil rights and social justice organizations, immigrants, veterans, musicians and artists. From the USA our hope is to reach out to international partners and individuals in order to build a holistic community that spans the globe.” comments the director of The Strindberg Laboratory from Los Angeles. Markus Vähälä continues: “The Festival offers citizens and communities a platform to be heard and to connect with others. We think that every individual has an important role in creating a unified world. It is great to see how many people want to participate in creating this festival and that so many people from various backgrounds are represented. We all have our own story and our own message!” The festival is produced by the central association of culture and wellbeing Kukunori from Finland, The Strindberg Laboratory from Los Angeles USA and We Are One community from Glasgow Scotland. No Labels No Walls + We Are One Festival 2020 Contact info: Kukunori Markus Vähälä email@example.com +358503461011 https://kukunori.fi/ Helsinki Suomi The Strindberg Laboratory Michael Bierman firstname.lastname@example.org +1 (714) 310 5073 https://strindberglaboratory.com Los Angeles USA We Are One John Dalrymple & Frances Brown email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org +44 (0) 7765 246345 https://weareone5.wixsite.com/website-2 https://citizen-network.org/ Glasgow Scotland
- Wednesday 16th | No Labels No Walls
Online - All Over the World September 14 September 14 September 15 September 16 September 17 September 18 September 19 WEDNESDAY 16TH FESTIVAL CONTRIBUTORS! Dave Peaceman - Days of quarantine 16th Wednesday 16:00-16:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 02:00-02:30 00:00-00:30 Join Dave and hear his music! Dave is part of the generation that was going to change the world. Unfortunately this is still a work in progress. The upside of this is that Dave will not run out of material to write songs with, any time soon. The downside of this is that Dave will not run out of material to write songs with. Dave's message to the world? Peace for Peace! Read More Music Broth - Making Music in Lockdown 16th Wednesday 05:30-06:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 15:30-16:30 13.30-14:30 Music Broth - Making Music in Lockdown’ is a documentary story and compilation of music, photographs, and video showcasing the creativity and lived experience of our Glasgow, Scotland community in COVID-19 lockdown. How we have adapted our Music Broth musical library support to our community needs; we have made over 100 zero contact sanitised library instrument deliveries/collections during lockdown, and our tutors and learners have adapted to live online tutoring and YouTube tutorials. It shows the positive effects creativity and self-expression through music has had on our community mental health coping with the isolation of lockdown and the stress of a global pandemic. It also premieres the video ‘We Are the Young People of Today’ written and performed by some of our young songwriting workshop participants in lockdown. Read More Funkified Shakespearen Musical Comedy Trilogy by PALEF 16th Wednesday 11.00-12.00 LA time scottish time finnish time 21:00-22:00 19:00-21:00 PALEF (http://www.palef.org), The Performing Arts for Life and Education Foundation believes that youth are a vital resources and with development and exposure to arts study, they can achieve life-long success. At PALEF, we are giving youth a dramatic break in life. For this event PALEF will show video from scenes from their Funkiefied Shakespearan musical trilogy. Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Roso rap session 16th Wednesday 10:30-11:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 20:30-21:00 18:30-19:00 Roso Productions Hip Hop workshops presented by Aleksi Lemola Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Prison arts collective: Distance learning art education in California prisons 16th Wednesday 14:00-15:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 24:00-01:00 22:00-23:00 Join the teaching artists from the Prison Arts Collective will share the processes involved with designing distance learning multidisciplinary arts courses for incarcerated adults. This will include a walkthrough of a distance learning lesson used in our Spring 2020 session. Lastly, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an art-making and reflection activity Photo by Peter Merts Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Dramalogen: The Future of No Labels No Walls movement 16th Wednesday 04:30-05:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 14:30-15:30 12:30-13:30 The Future of No Labels No Walls Welcome to participate in discussing co-design, co-creating and co-development in culture and wellbeing. Dramalogen and Kukunori have a far-reaching collaboration and among other things, earlier this year we have participated in weekly Action Mondays on zoom with people from all over the world who will participate in the digital festival No labels no Walls 2020. Dramalogen is a Culture House from Halmstad Sweden and is a unique combination of art, culture and action supporting inviduals with mental health challenges, disability and refugees. The discussion gathers ideas for EU Erasmus+ mobility happening in 2021 and leading to the next No Labels festival in September 2021. Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Axel Jansson 16th Wednesday 10:00-10:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 20:00-20:30 18:00-18:30 Heading up his 4 piece band the London via Sweden singer-songwriter and guitarist, Axel Jansson delivers an eruption of hook-heavy, rhythmic melodies paired with the unrestrained raw essence of early rock, often garnering comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty but it’s his expressive and unusual voice that really sets him apart. Read More Mutual Aid: a vision of 21st Century Citizenship 16th Wednesday 02:30-03:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 12:30-13:00 10:30-11:00 As we look to a post-pandemic future, more and more local authorities are getting behind the idea of a Universal Basic Income. The case is stronger than ever, argues Simon Duffy, not only for creating a more egalitarian society, but in freeing people up to play a greater part in local life and decision making. Read More Äänetön ääni 16th Wednesday 06:30-07:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 16:30-17:00 14:30-15:00 Music by Äänetön ääni. The band performs four songs. Gentle Voices, Income and Pension, Peer Support and Earworm. Read More Citizen Network Café - What is CitizenFest 16th Wednesday 03:00-04:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 13:00-14:00 11:00-12:00 Citizen Network Café - What is CitizenFest? Simon Duffy, Markus Vähälä & John Dalrymple invite you to join them in an open exploration of how can we celebrate human diversity and equality. We will ask ""What is Citizenfest?"" and would love to hear your ideas for how we can grow a global celebration of our differences. Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More CNF Community Neglects the Facts 16th Wednesday 08:00-08:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 18:00-18:30 16:00-16:30 They are NOT back, because they have NEVER left the building! CNF (KRD, MC Reel and ManiacJames) are 30 years young rap group from Finland that have produced their own style of music with a lot of love for the Hip-hop culture. Read More Pride Active 16th Wednesday 13:00:14:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 23:00-00:00 21:00-22:00 As part of LEAP Sports series of Pride Active Conversations, former ski racer, John Dickinson Lilley taks with Emma Dodds about his life as a gay man in professional sport. Read More Rachelle Rhienne 16th Wednesday 08:30-09:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 18:30-19:00 16:30-17:00 Rachelle Rhienne is a singer, songwriter, pianist and recording artist from a small village near Loch Lomond in Scotland. Rachelle pens her own original music and also collaborates with UK, US and international producers to write big powerful ballads and uptempo, catchy Pop tracks. She is heavily influenced by Soul and RnB music and incorporates this style into her music. She has caught the interest of producers and labels in LA, London, Sweden, Spain and Germany and recently flew out to LA to meet top producer Jud Friedman (Whitney Houston.) She has worked with Kylie Minogue's producers in London and Liam Payne's producer on her single "M2M" and "Contigo." Rachelle has plans to release new music in 2020 and will be focusing on continuing to build her fanbase and plan future tours. Read More Art & Wellbeing No Labels No Walls Action Monday 16th Wednesday 07:00-08.00 LA time scottish time finnish time 17:00-18:00 15:00-16:00 Art & Wellbeing Action Monday. No Labels No Walls Action Mondays are Zoom meetings where people from all over the world. This is a prerecorded session from 2020. This time the theme is Art & Wellbeing. Read More The Chosen Lonely 16th Wednesday 06:00-06:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 16:00-16:30 14:00-14:30 The Chosen Lonely blends a variety of genres, to create what he calls ‘Indiephoria’. Hailing originally from the Highlands of Scotland, Steven cites influences ranging from Moby right through to The Ronettes. Since the release of his debut EP in February 2020, TCL has received support from the likes of Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing, with the latter featuring him as their Record of the Week on national radio. Read More How Citizenship Can Change the World? 16th Wednesday 02:00-02:30 12:00-12:30 10:00-10:30 How Citizenship Can Change the World - Dr Simon Duffy, the author of the Keys to Citizenship will talk about how social, political and environmental change depends upon people becoming true citizens. He will explain what citizenship means and why it is essential for protecting our diversity and freedom. He will propose that unless we take the idea seriously we will not be able to overcome the big problems ahead of us. Citizenship means power to the people - but also people taking power seriously. Read More Young Scotland’s Got Talent 16th Wednesday 01:00-02:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 11:00-12:00 09:00-10:00 Young Scotland’s Got Talent (YSGT) was set up in 2010 to lobby for better employment support for people with learning disabilities and individuals on the autistic spectrum who want to work. Since then we have delivered over 20 events throughout Scotland. On 29 July we delivered our first online YSGT to honour young people with additional needs who have bee working on the frontline throughout lockdown. We will be featuring throughout the week some of the highlights from the event. Read More The Daniel Initiative presents: Civic Engagement For Collective Liberation” 16th Wednesday 15:00-16:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 01:00-02:00 23:00-00:00 The Daniel Initiative presents: Civic Engagement For Collective Liberation”. This panel will highlight different activists and policymakers who are building pipelines of access between everyday citizens and their governments. Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More The Daniel Initiative presents: “Artists, Athletes, and Activism.” 16th Wednesday 12:00-13:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 22:00-23:00 20:00-21:00 Join Breon Wells from The Daniel Initiative The Daniel Initiative can best be described as a movement that took on a business face to reshape a generation. Who is our target audience? You. If you are passionate about your Christian walk and your professional pursuit (purpose), but can't see the connecting line, this movement was built for you. Breon will present: “Artists, Athletes, and Activism.” This panel will explore the different ways that influencers and artists can use their platforms to inherently push for social justice change. Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Sensory Stories 16th Wednesday 00:00-00:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 10:00-10:30 08:00-08:30 Why are stories important? Stories create meaning and understanding in our lives, they help us process emotions, they create connection between individuals and communities. Narrative and stories are all around us in our everyday lives, in the land around us, we are our stories. Read More Calum Ingram 16th Wednesday 00:30-01:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 10:30-11:00 08:30-09:00 Calum has played the cello from age nine, developing a unique approach by intertwining his strings. Influenced by Peter Gabriel, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer, Jack White, and John Martyn, he’s a prolific composer and performer. Read More Zoee 16th Wednesday 04:00-04:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 14:00-14:30 12:00-12:30 Zoee and her band toured the world throughout 2019, playing Nashville's CMA Fest, the U.K., Ireland and Sweden. Zoee has shared the stage with bands and artists including: Boyzlife (Westlife), Scouting For Girls, Jessica Lynn, and Cam; and she has supported Canada’s James Barker Band, Julia Cole, and Austin Jenckes, to name a few. Read More Vivien Scotson 16th Wednesday 09:30-10:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 19:30-20:00 17:30-18:00 Vivien Scotson is a fabulous Scottish Singer and Songwriter, from East Ayrshire. Her genre of music is Folk, Alternative Folk, Country and she has released a studio album ‘I Can Hear the Wind Blow’ Recently Vivien has regularly been played on the BBC Radio Scotland “Iain Anderson Show”. Read More Soundz of the South 16th Wednesday 09:00-09:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 19:00-19:30 17:00-17.30 "Hard times require furious dancing" - Alice Walker Soundz of the South will perform a curation and creation of joy, movement, music in times of COVID. The piece will feature musical iterations of uprisings on the following themes from the perspective of marginalised south Africans: - Police Brutality - Precarious work, lockdowns in times of COVID19 - Feminist alternatives to patriarchy and femicide Read More
- 17th Thursday | No Labels No Walls
September 14 September 15 September 16 September 17 September 18 September 19 THE COMPLETE LIST OF FESTIVAL CONTRIBUTORS! Sensory Stories: This is me 17th Thursday 00:00-00:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 10:00-10:30 08:00-08:30 Why are stories important? Stories create meaning and understanding in our lives, they help us process emotions, they create connection between individuals and communities. Narrative and stories are all around us in our everyday lives, in the land around us, we are our stories. For people with profound and multiple learning disabilities accessing stories through the senses, enables them to access and participate in storytelling too. Multi-sensory stories can create this connection. Through video, story, and drama we will share some of our multi-sensory story adventures with you. Read More Music by The Rainband 17th Thursday 02:00-02:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 12:00-12:30 10:00-10:30 The Rainband: Long regarded as one of Manchester’s finest acts. Their high-shine production sound of epic melodies, guitars, keys, crashing drums, powerful vocals and rhythms earned the band their own sell out shows across the major UK venues and support slots for Kaiser Chiefs, Simple Minds, Paolo Nutini, tours with Ocean Colour Scene. Lauded by legends like Jim Kerr, Liam Gallagher, Rolling Stone magazine and radio stations at home and abroad, particularly Italy, their star is always rising. Read More Fionnathan 17th Thursday 03:30-04:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 13:30-14:00 11:30-12:00 Music and comedy from the unique father/son combo that appeared at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. music, comedy and chat of the fabled duo Fionnathan. Read More Selfcare in times of fear and uncertainty 17th Thursday 05:00-07:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 15:00-17:00 13:00-15:00 Selfcare in times of fear and uncertainty Join us as we have an international panel discussion on self-care in the time of the Coronavirus and beyond. What does self-care mean? How do I do it? Why is it important? The Coronavirus doesn’t care about labels or walls and teaches us that we are all connected and need to care for one another. This includes making sure we are loved ones, community and our environment are healthy and nurtured. The discussion is about how we can all manage our stress and fears to maintain a perspective of trust and hope. Read More All Things Strindberg!! 17th Thursday 09:00-10:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 19:00-20:00 17:00-18:00 Join us for two short teasers from our current work. The first teaser will be from our production Macbeth, The Conqueror and the Conquered Re-imagined. Read More Dominque Beltran will share his videos and films! 17th Thursday 12:00-12:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 22:00-22:30 20:00-20:30 Dominque is a Los Angeles based actor who has been committed to the craft for 6 years. He’s worked on numerous films including, “Otis is Resurrected“, and “Kids with Cameras”. He’s also worked on stage, performing in such productions as “The Autism Education Project”, and "Strindberg Laboratory" production. Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Isolation Maybe 17th Thursday 13:30-14:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 23:30-00:30 21:30-22:30 "Isolation Maybe" is a song and video written and recorded during the pandemic lockdown. It is a collaboration between musicians with and without learning difficulties and/or autism from bemix. Recorded remotely using zoom recordings, audio clips recorded on phones and online platforms such as bandlab, Isolation Maybe sends a powerful message of resilience and hope through difficult times. It aims to raise awareness of the effect that COVID-19 will have on the mental health and well being of a group of people who are already particularly susceptible to experiencing mental health problems. Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Damien Maddison 17th Thursday 00:30-01:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 10:30-11:00 08:30-09:00 Damien Maddison – Manchester based singer/ songwriter. USA/ Canada/ UK Tours include with Donovan, Ronnie Spector (Ronettes), Stylistics, Wishbone Ash, John Fiddler (Medicine Head), Show credits; Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne, Russel Howard, John Thomson, Kenney Jones (The Who/ Faces/ Small Faces) Extensive radio airplay. Read More LET's Talk with Michael Byrne 17th Thursday 02:30-03:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 12:30-13:00 10:30-11:00 Michael Byrne is the founder and MD of "Lived Experience Trauma Support". He has vast lived experience of surviving multiple incredible life events including the murder of his father and surviving The Clutha Disaster in Glasgow in 2013. Read More The National Involvement Network explores the 7 Keys to Citizenship 17th Thursday 04:00-04:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 14:00-14:30 12:00-12:30 Members of the National Involvement Network brings us their distinct take on the 7 Keys to Citizenship and how the issues at stake inpact on their lives. ARC Scotland https://arcscotland.org.uk/ https://twitter.com/arcscot Read More Catalysti Association of Transcultural Artists 17th Thursday 07:00-08:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 17:00-18:00 15:00-16:00 Join Catalysti Association of Transcultural Artists ry as they host a program about the theme of power: the association will produce a group exhibition and festival in Cable Factory, Helsinki, on 1.-13.10.2020, called "2084": "Drawing inspiration from George Orwell’s book "1984", the exhibition will aim to explore the question of how power can be explored as a future. Can we think beyond the contemporary forms of power, i.e., institutional power, physical or psychological power, to predict what the future will hold for us?" Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Ian Ruskin: To Begin the World Over Again: the Life of Thomas Paine 17th Thursday 10:00-11:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 20:00-21:00 18:00-19:00 Join Ian Ruskin screening of his film Thomas Paine. Thomas Paine was the one truly radical Founding Father of America, a man who changed the face of the world with his pen. “Common Sense” inspired the American Revolution, “Rights of Man” defined the French Revolution, and “The Age of Reason” called on us to use our ability to reason as the basis for our beliefs and morality. Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Thomas Daroca: BE AMAZED AT THE ILLUSIONS OF THOMAS! 17th Thursday 12:30-13:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 22:30-23:00 20:30-21:00 Aspiring magician Thomas will amaze you with his performance. Seeing magic inspires Thomas and makes him want to inspire and amaze others. It sparks him when he can see the look on someone’s face that says “how did you do that?” He loves taking the now and hopes to inspire you! Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Rachelle Rhienne! 17th Thursday 14:30-15:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 00:30-01:00 22:30-23:00 Rachelle Rhienne is a singer, songwriter, pianist and recording artist from a small village near Loch Lomond in Scotland. Rachelle pens her own original music and also collaborates with UK, US and international producers to write big powerful ballads and uptempo, catchy Pop tracks. She is heavily influenced by Soul and RnB music and incorporates this style into her music. She has caught the interest of producers and labels in LA, London, Sweden, Spain and Germany and recently flew out to LA to meet top producer Jud Friedman (Whitney Houston.) She has worked with Kylie Minogue's producers in London and Liam Payne's producer on her single "M2M" and "Contigo." Rachelle has plans to release new music in 2020 and will be focusing on continuing to build her fanbase and plan future tours. Read More Able citizen’s in a learning society 17th Thursday 01:00-02:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 11:00-12:00 09:00-11:00 Able Citizens in a learning society We invite all of you to discuss how we are going to create a learning society as able citizens. The idea of learning and innovation portfolios as leverages of change have inspired a new way to build strategic partnerships in Europe. Kukunori, Christopherus-Haus and Down Syndrome Association of Malta have worked together through several Erasmus+ mobilities. The partnership is now growing together with Malta Federation of Organisations with people with disabilities. During Covid crises people feel isolated and scared. Let’s create hope and unity by calling in the event and discuss what could we do in the festivals. The session will be recorded and the outcomes of the session will be used in the strategic alliance project funded by EU. So let’s make it real together and create No Labels No Walls festivals for 2021 and 2022. Join the conversation in Zoom during the event: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More http://bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Not Visible, Not Valued, Not Viable 17th Thursday 03:00-03:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 13:00-13:30 11:00-11:30 Four friends discuss over coffee some key themes arising from the concepts of Not Visible, Not Valuable and Not Viable.” Read More Riesa Consultive Co 17th Thursday 04:30-05:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 14:30-15:00 12:30-13:00 Anni Kyröläinen from Riesa Consultive Co will tell about their service design company. Riesa Consultative Co is a service design company with a purpose to advance accessibility and equality. Their goal is to bring up the hidden potential of disabled people and to make the world’s biggest minority a visible part of society. For Riesa, accessibility is the foundation of everything. The provide for example consulting, trainings and produce accessibility plans. Read More CSP Streets of Life by Roger Stebbins 17th Thursday 08:00-09:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 18:00-19:00 16:00-17:00 CSP Streets of Life is about an army veteran dealing with P.T.S.D and traumatic brain injury and child abuse issues. He self medicates and then has to try and get clean and sober, using the 12 step program. He also gets help through making music and sharing with friends. Read More Suvelan Basaari 17th Thursday 11:00-12:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 21:00-22:00 19:00-20:00 Suvelan basaari on kaikenikäisten monikulttuurinen ja ilmainen kaupunkitapahtuma Suvelan asukaspuistossa Espoossa. Se järjestetään nyt kolmannen kerran. Tapahtuman tuottavat yhteistyössä alueen yhdistykset, Espoon tuomiokirkkoseurakunta ja Espoon kaupunki. Suvelan Basaari juhlistaa samalla Euroopan kulttuuriympäristöpäiviä. Tapahtuman puheenjohtajana on Filoksenia ry / Trapesa. Basaarissa on monenlaista ohjelmaa asukaspuiston alueella: musiikkia, taikuri, runoja, työpajoja, vilttikirppis, pomppuliukumäki, grillausta sekä myytävänä ruoka-annoksia ja leivonnaisia. Read More Alcoholism - more (than) drinking 17th Thursday 13:00-13:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 23:00-23:30 21:00-21:30 Alcoholism - more (than) drinking While there are millions of people who drink too much, there are, on average 5-7 people who are affected by someone else's alcoholism. A talk about how growing up with alcoholism can affect living, learning and educational processes over a lifetime and what we can learn from it. Pia Hyppönen (M.A.) Read More LIVESTREAM No downloading necessary. Just visit our homepage at www.NoLabelsNoWalls.net! ZOOM IN! 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September 14 September 15 September 16 September 17 September 18 September 19 THE COMPLETE LIST OF FESTIVAL CONTRIBUTORS! Sensory Stories 15th Tuesday 00:00-00:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 10:00-10:30 08:00-08:30 Why are stories important? Stories create meaning and understanding in our lives, they help us process emotions, they create connection between individuals and communities. Narrative and stories are all around us in our everyday lives, in the land around us, we are our stories. Read More From the edge – How to tolerate distress 15th Tuesday 02:00-03:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 12:00-13:00 10:00-11:00 What kind of skills and traits do you need to live through a great distress? Is it even possible? Aksu Piippo tells about his own experiences with anxiety and distress. Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Zoee 15th Tuesday 04:30-05:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 14:30-15:00 12:30-13:00 Zoee and her band toured the world throughout 2019, playing Nashville's CMA Fest, the U.K., Ireland and Sweden. Zoee has shared the stage with bands and artists including: Boyzlife (Westlife), Scouting For Girls, Jessica Lynn, and Cam; and she has supported Canada’s James Barker Band, Julia Cole, and Austin Jenckes, to name a few. Read More In the Bell 15th Tuesday 06:30-07:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 16:30-17:30 14:30-15:30 Join us for a screening of "In the bell. "In the Bell" is an intimate fusion of visual art, music, and verbatim stories which explores humanity’s complexities with sex, gender, and identity. Each collaborator generously and bravely shares their personal thoughts, physical and mental struggles, and unique experiences on a life lived so far along with their hopes for the future. Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Valopaja 15th Tuesday 09:00-09:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 19:00-19:30 17:00-17.30 Valopaja-kollektiivi koostuu viidestä valomaalaajasta jotka käyttävät taiteessaan kameran pitkää valotusaikaa. Heidän teoksiaan on ollut näytteillä valomaalaajien yhteisnäyttelyissä ympäri maailman ja niitä on julkaistu mm. National Geographicissa. Puolen tunnin esitys koostuu Valopajan parhaimmista valomaalauksista. Read More Barriers to Business 15th Tuesday 11:00-12:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 21:00-22:00 19:00-20:00 Two young disabled people making their way in the world of business and the business of life. Danielle and Michael swap stories and experiences of the sometimes oppressive diversions along the way. Read More Young Scotland’s Got Talent 15th Tuesday 00:30-01:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 10:30-11:30 08:30-09:30 Young Scotland’s Got Talent (YSGT) was set up in 2010 to lobby for better employment support for people with learning disabilities and individuals on the autistic spectrum who want to work. Since then we have delivered over 20 events throughout Scotland. Read More Romanifoorumi 15th Tuesday 03:00-04:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 13:00-14:00 11:00-12:00 Kuka olen sinussa? Mitä hiukkasia sinua on minussa? Löydänkö sinut minusta? Ohjelman keskustelijat pohtivat sitä, mikä on se yhdistävä tekijä, joka tekee meistä kaikista ihmisiä. Tule kuuntelemaan millaisia vastauksia vieraat löytävät näihin kysymyksiin! Read More Danceability Workshop 15th Tuesday 05:00-06:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 15:00-16:00 13:00-14:00 Danceability Workshop In this workshop, we work with movement improvisation and finding what is available to everyone to find the common group language so we can have fun moving together. You do not need any experience - all you need is a body to join! Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Vivien Scotson Copy 15th Tuesday 07:30-08:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 17:30-18:00 15:30-16:00 Vivien Scotson is a fabulous Scottish Singer and Songwriter, from East Ayrshire. Her genre of music is Folk, Alternative Folk, Country and she has released a studio album ‘I Can Hear the Wind Blow’ Recently Vivien has regularly been played on the BBC Radio Scotland “Iain Anderson Show”. Read More A Radical Review of Disability in the United States 15th Tuesday 09:30-10:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 19:30-20:30 17:30-18:30 Dara Baldwin from Center for Disability Rights will share this interactive session on Disability- the issues, a brief overview of US laws, race and how activism in the US around disability has changed in the last 5yrs. In the session Dara will discuss a brief disability history which entails a review of disability rights laws, the definition of disability, disability etiquette, an overview of disability issues using the framework of Intersectionality and race. Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More I'mMigrant Power Block Presented by CHIRLA 15th Tuesday 12:00-14:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 22:00-00:00 20:00-22:00 The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) is a California leader with the national impact made of diverse immigrant families and individuals who act as agents of social change to achieve a world with freedom of mobility, full human rights, and true participatory democracy. CHIRLA’s mission is to achieve a just society fully inclusive of immigrants. Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More L.P. 15th Tuesday 01:30-02:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 11:30-12:00 09:30-10:00 L•P• are a new and upcoming band from Glasgow, a mixture of great individual musicians who have came together to create music greatness. They play both covers and originals. John Henderson is the lead vocalist and also rhythm guitarist and Blair Hatton plays lead guitar and backing vocals. Read More Mika Luukkonen 15th Tuesday 04:00-04:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 14:00-14:30 12:00-12:30 I'm Mika Luukkonen. I am 28 year old amateur photographer from Pieksämäki, Finland. I started my photography hobby about 5 years ago. I took my first photos at a rock festival in Kuopio in 2009 and it raised my enthusiasm for photography. The current photography interest and environment is nature. The reason why I like taking photos is that in general I always get new ideas and a good mood from successful photos, and I also have to move in nature. With my pictures I want to tell you how beautiful objects can be found in Finland and I want to share these with others. My pictures can be found at flickr.com with my name Mika Luukkonen. Read More Postia kaduilta 15th Tuesday 06:00-06:30 LA time scottish time finnish time 16:00-16:30 14:00-14:30 Postia kaduilta! on videomakupalasarja, jonka ansiosta saat vastaukset juuri näihin kysymyksiin ja vieläpä pääset kurkistamaan Stadin vaiettuun menneisyyteen. Oletko valmis? Hima & Stradan katujen kehäketut vievät sinut ennenäkemättömälle matkalle Read More A stage without boundaries 15th Tuesday 08:00-09:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 18:00-19:00 16:00-17:00 Kimilti Dance will share their work! What is a stage? When we think of going to watch a dance piece we think to walk into an auditorium, with a well defined stage and seats. But if you think how stage work evolved through history, it passed on from livingroom feasts to openair ancient theaters. A stage can be anywhere you want it to be! This is a dance movie where mountain tops, to ancient theaters to the living room become the stage. Join the event here by zoom: bit.ly/nolabelsnowalls2020 Read More Axel Jansson 15th Tuesday 10:30-11:00 LA time scottish time finnish time 20:30-21:00 18:30-19:00 Heading up his 4 piece band the London via Sweden singer-songwriter and guitarist, Axel Jansson delivers an eruption of hook-heavy, rhythmic melodies paired with the unrestrained raw essence of early rock, often garnering comparisons to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty but it’s his expressive and unusual voice that really sets him apart. Read More LIVESTREAM No downloading necessary. Just visit our homepage at www.NoLabelsNoWalls.net! ZOOM IN! Please click here to download and install Zoom on your computer to access the link above!